“It was like being put in a boxing ring and bashed from all sides,” says curator Mami Kataoka with a burst of laughter.

She’s recollecting her treatment by the British media, after her latest exhibition, “Laughing in a Foreign Language,” opened at London’s Hayward Gallery at the end of January.

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